Miller said the Freehold-based company, which specializes in keeping seniors at home safely, is in an aggressive hiring pattern that is not expected to slow. As more people try to avoid nursing homes, the demand for home-care providers continues to increase, creating jobs while the state struggles to decrease its unemployment levels.
"We're always looking for more people to hire," Miller said. "There's more demand for good-quality home health aides than there are good health aides available. We're constantly looking to expand."
Miller said he hires between four and six home-health aides each month, and has a staff of 10 registered nurses to supervise the aides. The company also hires people with no professional care experience, but have spent time caring for loved ones, and helps facilitate their licensing by providing classes and partial reimbursement of course fees.
"We want them to come back and work for us," Miller said.
Miller said the flexible nature of home care is very attractive to nursing students, as well as parents looking to work around their children's schedules.
In September, CareMinders kicks off a new service line of pediatric nursing that will require hiring more registered nurses and licensed professional nurses. Miller said he expects to hire up to 15 registered and licensed practical nurses by the end of October.